• Shirley Hemphill

    1947 - 1999

    Shirley Hemphill (1947 - 1999)

    Shirley Hemphill Hemphill was a television actress best known for her role as waitress Shirley Wilson on the ABC sitcom What’s Happening!! Hemphill was born in Asheville, North Carolina. An aspiring stand-up comedian, Hemphill sent a cassette tape of one of her comedy routines to Flip Wilson. Wilson was impressed by her routine and in […]

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  • Shirley Jean Rickert

    1926 - 2009

    Shirley Jean Rickert (1926 - 2009)

    Child Actress. She played “Shirley Jean” in five of the “Our Gang” comedies from the early 1930s. Born to a stereotypical “stage mother”, she was pushed into acting as a youngster. After appearing in the “Our Gang” series, she left to join Mickey Rooney’s rival “Mickey McGuire” comedies, where she also acted in five episodes. […]

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  • Shirley Lee Sperl

    1924 - 1986

    Shirley Lee Sperl (1924 - 1986)

    Actress. She was a 1950s contract actress with RKO Pictures.  She also appeared with her husband Actor and Los Angeles County Marshal Timothy Farrell (Timothy Sperl) in the Ed Wood Cult Film “Glen or Glenda”. She was an ardent Animal Rescuer and champion of Spaying and Neuter Dogs and Cats in Los Angeles.  She was […]

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  • Shirley Mason

    1900 - 1979

    Shirley Mason (1900 - 1979)

    Born to Emil and Mary (née Dubois) Flugrath, she and her two sisters Edna and Virginia became actresses at the insistence of their mother. Mason, and her sister Virginia (Viola Dana), made their film debuts at the ages of 10 and 13, respectively, in the film A Christmas Carol (1910). Shirley Mason’s next film was […]

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  • Shirley Mitchell

    1919 - 2013

    Shirley Mitchell (1919 - 2013)

    Shirley Mitchell Shirley Mitchell (November 4, 1919 – November 11, 2013) was an American radio, film, and television actress. Biography Early life Mitchell was born in Toledo, Ohio,the daughter of Sam Mitchell and his wife. Career Following a move to Chicago, Mitchell appeared in the network broadcast of The First Nighter and played small parts in various […]

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  • Shirley Rickert

    1926 - 2009

    Shirley Rickert (1926 - 2009)

    Shirley Rickert (March 25, 1926 – February 6, 2009) was an American child actress who was briefly the “blonde girl” for the Our Gang series in 1931, during the Hal Roach talkie period. Shirley Rickert’s most notable appearances were in the films Love Business and Bargain Day, in which her spit-curls were the centerpiece of her […]

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  • Shirley Scott

    1934 - 2002

    Shirley Scott (1934 - 2002)

    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Shirley Scott was an admirer of Jimmy Smith, Jackie Davis (American soul jazz singer, organist and bandleader), and Bill Doggett (American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist; and played piano and trumpet before moving to the Hammond organ, her main instrument, though on occasion she still played piano. In the 1950s she became known for her […]

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  • Shirley Stelfox

    1941 - 2015

    Shirley Stelfox (1941 - 2015)

    Born at Dukinfield, Cheshire, on 11 April 1941, Shirley Stelfox early caught the acting bug, despite suffering from bilateral amblyopia, leaving her short-sighted. She managed to overcome this handicap to secure a place at RADA wherever classmates were Edward Fox, John Thaw and Sarah Miles. After Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Stelfox started straight at the […]

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  • Shirley Temple

    1928 - 2014

    Shirley Temple (1928 - 2014)

    Shirley Temple Actress, United States Diplomat. She is considered an icon of American cinema, she is arguably the most successful child film star in motion picture history. She started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, and had her first experience in motion pictures when she was chosen to appear in a series of […]

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  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon

    1888 - 1970

    Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888 - 1970)

    Author. He was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in 1966 co-jointly with Swedish poet Nelly Sachs. He wrote such works as “Upon the Handle of the Lock,” “Days of Awe,” and “Bridal Canopy.”  Family links:  Spouse:  Esther Elsa Marx Agnon (1889 – 1973)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Shochu Sato

    1970 - 1970

    Shochu Sato (1970 - 1970)

    Physician. Founder of Juntendo University. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shoeless Joe Jackson

    1887 - 1951

    Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887 - 1951)

    Shoeless Joe Jackson Shoeless Joe Jackson is best known today for being the most recognizable of the eight Chicago White Sox players who were banned forever from Major League baseball for his role in the 1919 “Black Sox” Scandal. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1902 he became a cotton textile worker with Brandon Mills, sweeping […]

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  • Sholem Aleichem

    1859 - 1916

    Sholem Aleichem (1859 - 1916)

    Author. Born Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich in Voronko, Russia, he became to be considered one of the great Yiddish writers, being best known for his humorous tales of life among the poverty-ridden and oppressed Russian Jews of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His works include five novels, many plays, and some 300 short stories. […]

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  • Shonen Matsumura

    1970 - 1970

    Shonen Matsumura (1970 - 1970)

    Scholar of agricultural science. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shorty Rogers

    1924 - 1994

    Shorty Rogers (1924 - 1994)

    Shorty Rogers worked first as a professional musician with Will Bradley and Red Norvo. From 1947 to 1949, he worked extensively with Woody Herman and in 1950 and 1951 he played with Stan Kenton. Rogers appeared on the 1954 Shelly Manne album The Three and the Two along with Jimmy Giuffre. Much of the music […]

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  • Shubha Phutela

    1991 - 2012

    Shubha Phutela (1991 - 2012)

    Model, Actress. Over a brief career she became one of the more familiar faces of her native land. The child of a well off family, she was born and raised in Ludhiana and educated privately. Spotted at a mall while in her mid-teens, she won a number of increasingly important beauty contests including Miss Cosmos […]

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  • Shuji Izawa

    1851 - 1917

    Shuji Izawa (1851 - 1917)

    Prominent educator. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shunsho Katsukawa

    1970 - 1970

    Shunsho Katsukawa (1970 - 1970)

    Painter. Also known as “Katsumiyagawa,” and simply, “Shunsho.” He is best known for portraits of Kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, and beautiful women in a very long, narrow format. He taught several prominent painters, including Shunei Shunko, Shunjo, Shundo, Shuncho, Shunzan, Hokusai, and Harunobu.  (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Si Zentner

    1917 - 2000

    Si Zentner (1917 - 2000)

    Simon Hugh “Si” Zentner (June 13, 1917 in New York City – January 31, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American trombonist and jazz big-band leader. Si Zentner played violin from age four and picked up trombone a few years later. As a teenager, he was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Philharmonic Scholarship. He attended college […]

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  • Sian Kingi

    1974 - 1987

    Sian Kingi (1974 - 1987)

    Sian Kingi (16 December 1974 – 27 November 1987) was a 12-year-old New Zealand girl of Māori descent who was abducted, raped and killed in Noosa, Queensland, in 1987. Barrie Watts and Valmae Beck, a married couple, were convicted in 1988 of the much-publicised crime and were each sentenced to life imprisonment. Sian Kingi was riding […]

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  • Sibilla Aleramo

    1876 - 1960

    Sibilla Aleramo (1876 - 1960)

    Author, Social Reformer. Born Rina Faccio in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy, her first novel, “A Woman” was published in 1906 and republished in 1973. It gained wide acclaim for it’s autobiographical telling the story of her escape from a forced marriage to a man who had raped her and of her struggle to live independently as […]

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  • Sibylle Courvoisier

    1970 - 2003

    Sibylle Courvoisier (1970 - 2003)

    Actress. She appeared in the movies, “Der Mikado” (1984), “Der Dieb der nicht zu Schaden kam” (1984), and a episode of the TV-Series “Eurocops” (1994). From the 1970s until 2002 she was part of the ensemble of the theatre in Zurich.

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  • Sickan Carlsson

    1915 - 2011

    Sickan Carlsson (1915 - 2011)

    Actress, Singer. One of her country’s best liked performers over a long career, she is probably most remembered for the World War II era comedies created to cheer the populace as well as for the numerous recordings she made. Named for her father’s favorite actress Sickan Castegren, she took to show business early, singing on […]

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  • Sid Abel

    1918 - 2000

    Sid Abel (1918 - 2000)

    Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, “Old Bootnose”, as he was known, was the third member of the Red Wings’ celebrated “Production line” along with Hockey Hall of Fame teammates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. Abel won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1949. Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Black Hawks in […]

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  • Sid Bernstein

    1918 - 2013

    Sid Bernstein (1918 - 2013)

    Sid Bernstein was born in New York City in 1918, and was adopted by a Russian Jewish family. He studied journalism at Columbia University, before working in a ballroom and joining the US Army in 1943. During World War II, he was stationed in Britain, and also served in France with the 602nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery […]

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  • Sid Caesar

    1922 - 2014

    Sid Caesar (1922 - 2014)

    Caesar was the youngest of three sons born to Jewish immigrants living in Yonkers, New York. His father was Max Ziser and his mother was Ida (née Raphael). They likely were from Dambrowa Tarnowska, Poland. Reports state that the surname “Caesar” was given to Max, as a child, by an immigration official at Ellis Island. […]

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  • Sid Caesar

    1922 - 2014

    Sid Caesar (1922 - 2014)

    Sid Caesar Isaac Sidney “Sid” Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for the pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows, a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people, and its successor Caesar’s Hour, both of which influenced later generations of comedians. […]

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  • Sid Grauman

    1879 - 1950

    Sid Grauman (1879 - 1950)

    Theatre Mogul, Entrepreneur. Born Sidney Patrick Grauman in Indiana, he accompanied his father to the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon, Canada in 1898 in search of gold. Once there, Sid, still a teenager, began to show a skill for making money quickly by entertaining miners for pieces of gold. When his father left the […]

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  • Sid Hatfield

    1893 - 1921

    Sid Hatfield (1893 - 1921)

    Police Chief. Born in Blackberry, Pike Co., Kentucky, the tenth of twelve children of Jacob Hatfield, a tenant farmer, and his wife Rebecca Crabtree.  A miner in his teens, he then became a blacksmith. He was nicknamed ‘Smilin’ Sid’ because of his distinctive grin, showing gold-capped teeth. He seems to have had a reputation for […]

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  • Sid Maurer

    1927 - 2000

    Sid Maurer (1927 - 2000)

    Popular founder and proprietor of the Atlas Supermarket, an icon Indianapolis neighborhood store that became renowned for stocking unusual foods that could not be found anywhere else, including a wide selection of kosher foods and other ethnic fare. David Letterman has acknowledged that working at Atlas for Mr. Maurer was one of his most important […]

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